Biography

David Tomasko is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Student Services in the College of Engineering and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  He received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and served as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. After extensive publication in the fields of molecular thermodynamics, separations and polymer processing, his current research expertise is in engineering education and student success in STEM majors. As Associate Dean he oversees curriculum, accreditation, scholarships, advising and career services for students in the College of Engineering. He currently serves on the Academic Advisory Council for ABET.  He has twice received the OSU College of Engineering Lumley Research Award and Macquigg Outstanding Teaching Award.  He is a recipient of the College of Engineering Faculty Diversity Award, the University Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in Autumn 2010 delivered the commencement address at Ohio State.

Expertise

Chemical Engineering Education, Metacognition, Engineering Education Pedagogy, STEM Retention